720 Herring Road, Litchfield, MI 49252
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ENERGY WITH SYNERGY 

BETTER FOR THE PLANET AND BOTTOM LINE.

Michigan Hub, LLC

WHO IS MICHIGAN HUB, LLC?: 


Michigan Hub is a company whose mission is to drive rural economic development through locally produced low-cost energy that reduces the community's carbon footprint.  


WHAT IS MICHIGAN HUB? 


Michigan Hub is developing a 140-acre "energy park" that supplies heat and power, along with other onsite utilities, to industrial tenants located on its site and to eligible adjacent facilities in the Litchfield Industrial Park.  


Michigan Hub is also providing in-state municipal utilities an option to comply with recent state legislation requiring local capacity resources to meet Michigan's goal of power independence.  

THE PROOF IS IN THE POWER.


Power, heat and air conditioning represent a large part of industrial employers operating expenses.  By providing power directly to its tenants and eligible Industrial Park manufacturers, Michigan Hub can eliminate the cost of using the Transmission Grid.  Heat and Air Conditioning can also be supplied utilizing waste heat from the power generation process, further reducing costs.  


The Michigan Hub Energy Park will also make certain alternative fuels available to facilitate Litchfield Industrial Park's migration from expensive diesel truck transportation to cleaner, lower cost CNG (compressed natural gas) and electric vehicles.  


According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Michigan Hub-type power plants reduce energy costs by an estimated 29% and carbon footprint by 47%.  

Energy with Synergy: How it Works

Michigan Hub tenants can receive long-term contracts for reduced cost electricity, process steam, hot and chilled water for facility HVAC, natural gas and water - all available within a shovel-ready site.  

  • Michigan Hub will utilize clean-burning natural gas or renewable synthetic gas (derived from local agricultural or other commonly available waste) as fuel for the energy production facility.  
  • Direct supply of utilities to Michigan Hub tenants ensures a low-cost environment to conduct business within the region. 
  • Regional impact is enhanced through a grid interconnect which can deliver power to Michigan's municipal owned utilities while supporting their compliance with State Act 341, Michigan's initiative to secure power independence.  


Potential Michigan Hub Tenant

Independent Barley & Malt

  

Independent Barley & Malt, Inc. (IB&M) is a Michigan corporation established to serve the craft brewing and distilling markets throughout the Midwest. IB&M is developing a state-of-the-art, commercial-scale grain-processing facility.

 
 

Estimated Capital Investment: $100+MM

 
 

Estimated Employment: 50-65 FTE

 
 

Hundreds of indirect jobs could be added in agricultural production, transportation, grain storage, analytical labs, cereal science, HAACP and FSMA compliance, plant breeding, and sectors using malt products including brewing, distilling, extraction, cereal manufacturing, baking, and bio-refining.

Michigan Hub: Michigan Origin, Michigan Destination

WHY IS MICHIGAN HUB GREAT FOR BUSINESS? 


  • Lower operating costs
  • Local reliability
  • Local carbon footprint
  • Utility security
  • CNG for clean, low-cost transportation

WHY LITCHFIELD? 


  • Litchfield is a community in southern Michigan with a population of 1,200 with a vibrant industrial park that employs over 2,500.  
  • Michigan Hub is planning to convert the decommissioned coal-burning Endicott Power Plant into a clean energy park. 
  • Litchfield and Industrial tenants desire a lower cost of doing business to stay competitive.

WHO NEEDS MICHIGAN HUB?


  • Manufacturers and industrial businesses with energy and thermally-intense processes with sustainability goals.
  • Sensitive operations requiring continuous clean power, internal redundancy, and power supply certainty. 
  • Corporations seeking a reduced carbon footprint and access to long-term contracted pricing.

Capabilities and Tenants

LOCAL ENERGY CAPABILITIES 


  • Combined Heat and Power (CHP)
  • Bioenergy/Biorefinery
  • Steam, hot, and chilled water for process and HVAC
  • Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) for low-cost clean transportation
  • Plug-in electric vehicle recharging
  • On-site bioenergy gasification

POTENTIAL FUTURE TENANTS


  • Data centers
  • Large-scale brewery/distillery
  • Bio-pharmaceutical production
  • Grain milling
  • Commercial bakery
  • Automotive OEM

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